The Council

Find out more about South Derbyshire District Council.

The current political representation at the Council is:

  • 11 Conservative  
  • 15 Labour  
  • Six Independent

Four seats are  currently vacant that will be appointed following by-elections held on 6 May 2021.


The Council’s vision is that it will make South Derbyshire a better place to live, visit and invest.

This will be delivered by focusing on the things that are most important to our residents, partners, and businesses under three key themes:

  • Our People: working with communities and meeting the future needs of the District.
  • Our Environment: keeping a clean, green District for future generations.
  • Our Future: Growing our District and our skills base.

Our corporate values provide the framework for how the Council’s works in the delivery of our vision.  Working collaboratively both, internally and externally, our services are focused and built on the following;

  • Take pride in our place: We will promote responsible behaviour and are committed to creating a more sustainable District.
  • Have respect for everyone: We will listen, be honest and act with integrity at all times.
  • Achieve excellence in all we do: We will take pride in our District, always striving for continuous improvement.